International espionage includes the theft of trade secrets or economic espionage is a federal criminal offense as defined by the Economic Espionage Act of 1996. If you, or your organization is under investigation for espionage, what’s at stake is devastating.Long prison terms, and/or a maximum $5000,000.00 fine can be levied on any person and a $10 million fine on any organization that steals or destroys a trade secret of value with intent to benefit any foreign power. (Title 18 UCS 1831) The act imposes a 10 year prison term and or maximum $250,000.00 fine on any person and $5 million fine on any organization who knowingly steals or destroys any trade secret with intent to economically benefit anyone other then the owner and or injuries the owner of the trade secret. (Title 18 USC 1832) The act also allows the forfeiture to the U.S. government of proceeds or property derived from economic espionage and may require forfeiture of property used to commit economic espionage. If you, or your business, is under investigation for charges of espionage or trade secret theft the only way to take control is by hiring experienced representation.
International criminal charges are especially complex and require an attorney with experience dealing with foreign law and government. Attorney David Joffe has represented clients in more than 600 federal trials and hundreds more federal criminal appeals and post-conviction proceedings. There is no substitute for experience. Call Joffe Law, P.A. today at 954-723-0007 to get the aggressive legal representation you need.